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White House, lawmakers speed up debt-reduction talks

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/06/2011

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"The White House and congressional leaders are accelerating negotiations over the biggest debt-reduction package in at least two decades amid mounting concern that the effort is running out of time.

"Over the next six weeks, negotiators must strike a bipartisan compromise to slice more than $2 trillion from the federal budget by 2021, reduce the complex plan to writing and persuade a bitterly divided Congress to support it.

"But one or both chambers is due to be on break for three of those weeks. And when Congress last reached a big debt-reduction deal, it took more than a month just to draft the legislation. That leaves little room for chance or last-minute negotiating to marshal votes for what is likely to be a politically difficult package of unprecedented cuts to long-sacrosanct federal programs." Read on...
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" White House, lawmakers speed up debt-reduction talks", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 21/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/white-house-lawmakers-speed-up-debt-reduction-talks